National Gender Coordinator: Plan Zimbabwe

Deadline: 31 October 2016

Location: Harare Country Office /Implementing PUs
Duration: Up to 30 June 2017 (Fixed Term Contract)

Founded more than 75 years ago, Plan has global presence in 68 countries and is one of the largest children’s development organizations in the world. Plan promotes child rights and lifts millions of children out of poverty, particularly those who are excluded or marginalized, through high-quality programs that deliver long-lasting benefits. Plan commenced operations in Zimbabwe in 1986 and has active development programs in child protection and participation, education, food and income security, child survival and health including water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.  Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity.

Plan Zimbabwe is recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the National Gender Coordinator for the 18+ (Ending Child Marriages) Grant position. The position will be on a fixed term contract basis.

Job summary
Reporting to the Program Support Manager or Host Program Area Manager, the National Gender Coordinator will provide specialist guidance and support on child marriage programming in line with the Project demands and our Country Strategic Plan. The post holder will have overall coordination of the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the 18+ (Ending Child Marriages) Grant. S/he will be responsible for accurate budget control and overall responsibility for financial management.

Entry qualifications and experience
A degree in Law or Gender Studies and/or Social Studies  or an equivalent qualification; At least 5 years’ experience in community  development  with a reputable NGO; Ability to work with teams, communicate and coordinate with  government departments and other agencies; Knowledge of strategic planning processes and theories of gender programming; Excellent networking and partnership building skills; Good communication, negotiation, leadership and facilitation skills; Strong team-building, motivational, strategic thinking  skills

To apply
Interested candidates who meet the above requirements are required to submit their curriculum vitae & cover letter outlining their suitability for the position to:

Plan is committed to keeping children safe from abuse, neglect and any forms of exploitation. In this regard, reference & background checks will be performed including clearances on child related offences in conformity with Plan’s Child Protection Policy.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Plan International does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.  Please contact any of the Plan Offices if in doubt.